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Where did the English Cauldron family come from? What is the English Cauldron family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cauldron family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cauldron family history?

The surname Cauldron was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "chalderonnier" or "cauderonnier," meaning "a maker of cauldrons."

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It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cauldron are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cauldron include Calderon, Calderone, Cauldron, Cawdron, Coldron, Caldron and many more.

First found in Yorkshire, where the Cauldron family held a seat from ancient times, having been granted the land by William of Normandy for assisting in the Conquest of 1066. The first known bearer of the name was Stephen Caldron, who was recorded in Yorkshire in 1289.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cauldron research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1289 and 1299 are included under the topic Early Cauldron History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Cauldron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cauldron or a variant listed above:

Cauldron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Cauldron, who came to Illinois in 1883

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The Cauldron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cauldron Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 16 February 2011 at 16:39.

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